India Plans Israel-Type Border Fencing
GOVT PLANS Israel-type Border Fencing
PATHANKOT ATTACK FALLOUT THE NEW SECURITY SYSTEM WILL HAVE HIGH-TECH EQUIPMENT
An Israel-type highly secured fencing may come up along the Indo-Pak border to check infiltration from across the borders as the Union Government is exploring the possibility of installing such a barrier in the sensitive frontiers of Punjab and Jammu. In the wake of Pathankot terror attack, which was carried out by Pakistan-based JeM terrorists after crossing the border, the issue of ensuring zero infiltration along the Indo-Pak border was discussed in several meetings attended by top government functionaries, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and NSA Ajit Doval. “In one of these meetings, they discussed whether India can adopt an Israel type border guarding mechanism along the western frontier,” a Home Ministry official said. Interestingly, in November 2014, the Home Minister had visited one of the border outposts in Gaza and was “greatly impressed” by the technology used in the highly sophisticated border security system of Israel which includes high-quality long with night observation generation thermal imagers. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had reportedly told Rajnath Singh that Israel was “ready and willing” to share with India its technology for border protection. Singh was also given a detailed briefing by the Israeli army about the border-guarding mechanism. The Home Minister was told that in certain “dark areas” where fencing was not possible, like on India-Pakistan border as well, Israel had used small UAVs for security coverage. Besides, every border post on the Israel border is a self sufficient unit. Recently, Hungary and Bulgaria have turned to Israel for advise on building a fence modeled on the one set-up on the southern Israeli border with Egypt to stop influx of refugees. The US, India and other countries have sent delegations to Israel in the past to examine the innovations involved in the barrier- PTI.
THE TECHNOLOGY includes high-quality long-range day cameras along with night observation systems, third-generation thermal imagers, long-range detection radars, electronic touch and motion sensors as well as underground sensors
THE ISRAELI BORDER fencing along West Bank. Gaza and Egypt also consists of latticed steel, topped and edged with razor wire, extending at least 2 meters below ground and in some sections reaching 7 meters above the ground
DITCHES AND observation posts with cameras and antennae line the roure. An electronic pulse runs through the fence, setting off an alarm on contact that allows security guards to locate the exact spot of attempted infiltration
A SANDY TRACKING path shows the footprints of infiltrators and a military patrol road gives unhindered access to army units. In certain “dark areas” where fencing is not possible, Israel has used small UAVs for security